MIT is one of the top global universities. Recently one student from Pakistan got admission to the PhD program at MIT on graduate research assistantship – which is paying all of his expenses plus a monthly stipend of $3100. He has decided to share with us his professional profile so that other students in Pakistan may benefit from it.

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Nationality: Pakistani
What is your major? Operations Research (Supply Chain Management)
How many universities did you apply to? 4
Which universities were you admitted to? MIT, Cornell, Stanford, Columbia
Which universities were you rejected from? None
Where did you do your undergraduate/masters/PhD from? 3 years at National University of Science and Technology and 2 years at Cornell University (Undergraduate and Masters)
CGPA: Under graduate 3.58, Masters 3.92 (84.73%)
GRE/GMAT Scores: GRE (V 169, Q 170, A 6.0)
TOEFL Scores: Not required

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Any other Test Scores: None
Work Experience: 3 years (Metro Cash and Carry, Freelance consulting to Al-Fatah Departmental Stores and Green Valley Bahria Town)
Research Papers: 04 in International Journals and Conferences
# of Letter of Recommendation: 03
Who wrote Letter of Recommendations? University Professors and Clients
Extracurricular activities: Nothing Outstanding
Tips for GRE/GMAT Preparation: I think for PhD it’s just a formality – research papers and quality of work experience is more important.

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Anything you want to tell about your Personal Statement: Focus on your area of interest and back it with genuine work and research experience.
Any advice for aspiring applicants to your school: Make sure you have an aptitude for research and are passionate enough to spend a lifetime on working on things in a specific area.

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